At the top of the Chicano-rock food chain were thee legendary Midniters, whose “Whittier Blvd” gave the movement its anthem. They’ll be playing a very special set at the Echo on April 13 for thee legendary Norton Records. Midniters bassist Jimmy Espinoza takes us now on our own virtual trip down Whittier Boulevard, in every sense of the word “trip”… This interview by D.M. Collins.
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The ennui of off-season cheerleading practice, lifeguarding to save up for a longboard, scheming to elope to Tijuana with my summer camp sweetheart: I can just recall July at sixteen. Neverever have made themselves strangely at home in that moment. They’ll perform this Sunday at L.A. RECORD’s L.A. Zine Fest afterparty, and their new EP Shake-A-Baby is out now on Slumberland. This interview by Bonnie Johnson.
April 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment
Wooden Shjips guitarist and singer Ripley Johnson assembled Moon Duo (with keyboardist Sanae Yanada and samples pried from a bunch of primitive drum machines) to channel even more powerful drones and tones from the forbidden zone of rock ‘n’ roll. Moon Duo will play the Echo on Tuesday. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
April 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments
Hunx blew out of the desert right into the hearts of millions of teenagers everywhere, hyphenating years of admirably trashy Rip Off-style rock ‘n’ roll with his world-famous stint as one of the four heads of Gravy Train!!!! His new record on Hardly Art is all Kim Fowley-cum-Phil Spector teenage tragedy rock. He speaks now while naked on Valentine’s Day. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
January 21st, 2011 · 2 Comments
DISTRO HAS BEGUN! SIDE A LACO$TE by Daiana Feuer HANNI EL KHATIB by Lainna Fader DEATH by Kristina Benson GANG OF FOUR by Lainna Fader TEEBS by Kristina Benson OFF! by Chris Ziegler TOM TOM CLUB by Daiana Feuer FORT KING by Dan Collins LUIS & THE WILDFIRES by Lainna Fader MY DRY WET MESS [...]
December 30th, 2010 · No Comments
Reading more like torture porn than a new addition to the prosopography of a famous all-girl rock ‘n’ roll band, the book consists primarily of detached and detailed recitals of traumas that include parental abandonment, rape at the age of 14, constant verbal abuse from manager Kim Fowley, a descent into drug addiction, battles with an eating disorder, and being abducted, raped and tortured by a deranged fan.
March 16th, 2010 · 5 Comments
Tall, flamboyant of dress, profane as James Joyce and possessed of a legend that rolls out before him like the fog at Dracula’s feet, Fowley is a man for whom literally everybody in the L.A. scene has a pre-set opinion. This interview by Ron Garmon.
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VOL. 4 ISSUE 10: LUIS AND THE WILDFIRES + LEARNING MUSIC + YOKO ONO + TERRY RILEY + DINOSAUR JR. + MELT-BANANA + KIM FOWLEY + MORE
December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments
New issue! See you at the release party Monday @ The Cha Cha Lounge! Find print issues here, buy back issues here and obtain a print subscription here. Please contact us if you’d like to advertise in the next one! Inside you’ll find… LUIS AND THE WILDFIRES LEARNING MUSIC YOKO ONO TERRY RILEY GIRLS THE [...]